This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, the Minister of Infrastructure and Technological Development for Extremadura, Spain. Minister Millan Vazquez is a great example of what a visionary can do in government. He is one of the chief architects of Extremadura's remarkable economic reversals. Extremadura historically has been one of the less wealthy of the 17 Regions of Spain, due to the fact that it is a landlocked, relatively dry region with rocky soil, and a minimum of navigable waterways and limited natural resources.
But in a relatively short period of time, a coalition of government, business, and university visionaries has bootstrapped up a local IT industry that is now exporting its technological advances to other parts of the world. In this series of interviews, Minister Millan Vazquez talks about the history of the Free Open Source Software initiative in Extremadura; how Free Open Source Software is revitalizing the Region's economy; and the challenges ahead for Extremadura and Free Open Source Software worldwide.
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